After LULAC’s intervention, U.S. Army Reinstates Slain Latino Soldier

Army Pvt. Gregory Wedel-Morales will have his record cleared of desertion and his family may now lay him to rest with full military honors. The 24-year old soldier went missing in August and when he didn’t report to duty, he was placed on AWOL status, then declared a deserter. Ten months later, only after LULAC began demanding answers into his case and that of Vanessa Guillen, military investigators intensified their efforts and found his remains in a shallow grave not far from the base.

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LULAC Ohio and NAACP mourn together and celebrate American Hero John Lewis

LULAC Ohio shares its deepest condolences at the passing of the beloved Congressman John Lewis. He is remembered as a “Titan of the Civil Rights”, a UNITER of the Human Family, not afraid to make. Our hearts are saddened, and our spirits embolden by his Call to Action, when we see something that is wrong or injustice, we have a moral obligation to Say something …to Do something!

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LULAC Ohio joins Call for Action in Texas and Florida

Across the Nation, during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders at State and local levels have been mostly left alone to fend for themselves in dealing with this health and humanitarian crisis. While some State governors where prompt to react, others didn’t take it seriously enough and people are now suffering the consequences of early inactions. LULAC Ohio stands with our National President Domingo Garcias’ recent Call to Action for the Texas and Florida governors, local, State and National legislators to Act NOW to save lives.

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On the tragic loss of Vanessa Guillen

This is a sad and painful time for Vanessa’s family and the community and we grieve with them in the loss of this beloved daughter, sister and brave soldier. On behalf of LULAC, we want to tell Gloria, Vanessa’s mother and Mayra, her sister, that we will not rest until a full investigation is conducted by the military and changes are made so that this never happens to another soldier.

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LULAC celebrates LGBTQ Victory, Pride Month in the fight for civil rights

On Monday, June 15 the LGBTQ community took a step forward in the protection of their civil rights. The Supreme Court ruled that the federal Civil Rights ACT from the 1960s protects gay and transgender workers against discrimination. As the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization LULAC celebrates this amazing victory, with the additional joy that it takes place during the commemoration of PRIDE month.

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LULAC Statement: We Stand United in Action with Black Lives Matter

As the oldest and largest national Latino civil rights organization, LULAC is deeply outraged by the long and troubling history of police brutality in the United States and which recent cases have once again awakened our social consciousness. LULAC stands united in action with Black Lives Matter. The pain and sheer injustice that Black communities experience day in and day out cannot be ignored any longer. It must stop now!

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LULAC Ohio Stands Strong With Our Black Community

LULAC Ohio echoes the sentiments and voices of our national leaders and membership and stands together in solidarity with our Black brothers and sisters in these times of grief and mourning. Our Black community is hurting. Our Black brothers, sisters and siblings have been living a reality that we cannot claim to understand. Our goal is not to replace their voices, but rather to uplift them. We acknowledge their pain and must act in solidarity.

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LULAC Ohio voices concern for health and safety in Morrow County Jail, others in Ohio

LULAC Ohio continues voicing its concern for the health and safety of residents and staff at the Morrow County Jail and other correctional facilities in Ohio. With a jail population of 79 inmates, the Morrow County Jail has reported more than 50 cases of COVID-19 and its unclear how well prepared the jail system is to handle this outbreak and deal with preventable deaths.

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